As at past events, the 25 films included in this year's festival vary widely in style, content, and technical refinement. Beyond the basic entrance requirements -- films must be original and less than 13 minutes long, and home movies don't count -- anything goes, be it a performance video or a made-for-TV creation. Many of the filmmakers are local, which their subjects reflect (Hope E. Hall and Gabriel Rhodes' Lilli Ann zooms in on the destruction of the Mission's Lilli Ann mural), but international filmmakers like the Czech Republic's Robert Ellman (whose Tennis Match also plays this week's Nomad VideoFilm Festival at Venue 9) participated as well. Screenings begin at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Werepad, 2430 Third St. (at 20th Street), S.F. Admission is $20; call 824-7334.
-- Heather Wisner